The Lucan trilogy: 2 — Julius Caesar as Stoic fool and the Stoic theory of justice

[image: Caesar, posthumous portrait of the 1st century CE, Altes Museum, Berlin (Wikipedia)]

I write this on my way back from a lovely visit at Marshall University, in West Virginia. I have been there for a couple of days, talking about Stoicism to veterans from multiple American wars (Vietnam, Iraq-1, Iraq-2, and Afghanistan), to explore together what not just Stoicism, but the classics more broadly, have to say about war. The goal is to…

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by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.blog/essays/

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

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by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.blog/essays/

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